09/01/2005 11:00PM

Mykindasaint may be New York-bound

Skip Smith
Undefeated 2-year-old filly Mykindasaint lifts her record to a tidy 3 for 3 by winning the Princess. Next, she might travel to New York for the Grade 1 Matron Stakes at Belmont Park.

Happy Ticket might not be the only Louisiana Downs-based filly to ship to New York and win a Grade 1 during the current meet. Mykindasaint, who ran her career record to 3 for 3 with her win in last month's $50,000 Princess, could make her next start in the Grade 1 Matron at Belmont Park, said her trainer, Bubba Cascio.

Mykindasaint romped by five lengths in the Princess at Louisiana Downs on Aug. 28. She won her maiden at Lone Star Park on May 25 and won the $75,000 Cassidy Stakes at Calder Race Course on July 10.

"We'll probably go to Belmont with her," said Cascio. "There's a couple of filly races over there we're going to try her in. We also have a colt we haven't started yet and he seems like he might be a nice horse. I might carry him up there, too. But the plans are to go with the filly."

The $300,000 Matron, for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs, will be run Sept. 17. Mykindasaint is also under consideration for the Grade 3, $100,000 Astarita at 6 1/2 furlongs Oct. 2.

Mykindasaint is a daughter of Saint Ballado. She won the Princess on the lead, and covered six furlongs over a fast track made laboring by rains in 1:12.56.

Happy Ticket, the winner of the $50,000 Suthern Accent at Louisiana Downs in May, shipped from Bossier City, La., to Saratoga to win the Grade 1 Ballerina on Aug. 28. She is trained by Andrew Leggio Jr.

Canterbury shipper in Sport City

Dontbotherknocking has shipped in from Canterbury Park for the $50,000 Sport City Handicap on Sunday. He is one of 10 horses in the 1 1/4-mile turf race, and among those he will face are stakes winners Crowned King, Goosey Moose, Zydeco Affair, and Northern Scene.

Dontbotherknocking rallied for second last out, in the $75,000 John Bullit Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on turf. He should benefit from the additional ground he picks up, as his last win came at 1 3/16 miles in a turf allowance at Canterbury.

Kirk LeBlanc has the mount for trainer Bernell Rhone.

Trainer Al Stall Jr. has two capable starters in the field, and they will race as separate interests. Tromp is a three-time winner at the meet and a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Stroll. Middleweight won an optional claiming allowance on Aug. 7.

Field set for Prelude

The $50,000 Prelude on Monday drew a field of eight colts, and the winner will earn a berth into the Grade 2, $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs on Oct. 1. The Prelude will be run at 1 1/16 miles, and among those who will vie for favoritism is the Cole Norman-trained Royal Saint.

He will break from post 5 and will be ridden by Guy Smith.

Royal Saint has won all three of his starts at the Louisiana Downs meet, and will be making his stakes debut in the Prelude. He is owned by Gary and Mary West.

The field, from the rail with riders, is: Kilates Kiss, Carlos Gonzalez; Key Issues, Iram Diego; Liars Poker, John Jacinto; Jazzy Gallop, Gerard Melancon; Royal Saint; Lightsnatcher, Jamie Theriot; Silver Haze, E.J. Perrodin; and Hopkins, Michael Wright.

Silver Haze is a two-time stakes winner on turf this meet. In his last start he was a close fourth in the Grade 2 Ohio Derby. He is trained by Steve Wren.

Jazzy Gallop was a stakes winner on turf at Lone Star Park in the spring for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Key Issues has won stakes in his last two starts, including the $62,000 Minnesota Derby. He is trained by Gilbert Ciavaglia.

* Glitzi's Joy, a half-sister to 15-time stakes winner Sarah Lane's Oates, will make her career debut in the eighth race Sunday. The horse to beat is the more experienced Kat Nan Do.